DHD Video Series: Key Considerations – Understanding Custom Projects & Authorizing per Vendor Data Requests

Check out the Developer’s Help Desk video series for answers to common questions and tips relating to the DHD platform.  In our fifth video, Scott Page and Brian Maurer discuss what to keep in mind with vendor requests for data, including how to approach this part of the process with a level of caution and understanding why a vendor might be interested in collecting more data from you.

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Check Out the Developer’s Help Desk Video Series: Key Considerations – Engaging the DHD Too Late in the Process

Check out the Developer’s Help Desk video series for answers to common questions and tips relating to the DHD platform.  In our fourth video, Scott Page and Brian Maurer discuss challenges that credit unions may face if they don’t reach out to the DHD early enough in the planning of a project.  The sooner you engage with the DHD, the sooner we can provide you with a timeline and cost estimates for a project!

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The Developer’s Help Desk is Ready to Make Your Project Vision a Reality!

The Developer’s Help Desk (DHD) provides a means of facilitating the process by which clients design, build, and mange custom projects in an innovative way.  Our virtual store features over 200 products and services, providing a variety of Off-the Shelf products and services for which CU*Answers has previously developed, as well as the option getting started with a Custom Project request.

Key Benefits of working with the Developer’s Help Desk

  • Our online shopping outlet allows you to easily review and purchase various products and services.
  • Our services are uniquely targeted to clients interested in designing, building and managing projects for themselves.
  • You are the boss, empowered to tell us your vision and contracting only for the services required.
  • Think of DHD as your project’s general contractor, helping determine the level of resource/services needed from CU*Answers, then bidding out the job accordingly.
  • Additionally, our project developers/programmers, technical writers, quality controllers and marketing experts act as subcontractors – you simply pay as per the bid for completing the job.

Whether you’re looking to order a “canned product” (such as converting from one supported EFT switch to another) want to initiate a new Custom Project request, or are interested in professional services to help architect your own solution outside of CU*Answers, the DHD team is happy to assist!

If you would like additional information or have questions, please contact the DHD team by clicking here.


Check Out the Developer’s Help Desk Video Series: What Makes the DHD Unique?

Check out the Developer’s Help Desk video series for answers to common questions and tips relating to the DHD platform.  In our third video, Scott Page and Brian Maurer discuss the differences between working on a custom project with DHD versus the traditional development processes through CU*Answers.  These include placing you in control to better meet the needs of your organization and the ability to work at a pace that suits your credit union and vendor(s).

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Check Out the Developer’s Help Desk Video Series: What’s the Value to a Vendor?

The Developer’s Help Desk is pleased to debut a new series of videos where we answer common questions and discuss tips relating to the DHD platform.  In our second video, Scott Page and Brian Maurer explore the value the DHD can provide to a vendor or client, including the option for greater control over the development process and a faster time frame for the completion of a project.

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Developer’s Help Desk e-Alert: Check Out Our Recent Project Updates!

The Developer’s Help Desk (DHD) team is regularly incorporating new third party vendor integrations to CU*BASE.  To help keep our clients updated, we are delivering this e-alert to announce a recent vendor integration, which can be ordered through our online store.

  • Devenir  – Devenir is a national leader in powering investment solutions for healthcare accounts.  Devenir delivers investment solutions that power health care account offerings for a variety of industries, including credit unions and banks to deliver convenient, cost-effective HSA solutions that increase member value while giving account holders the power to save for future health care expenses.

CU*Answers has developed an Off Trial Balance solution with Devenir to receive a daily balance/status file.  Utilizing the AFT feature in CU*BASE, your members can ‘transfer’ funds from their HSA account to their Devenir investment account.  When funds are liquidated through Devenir, the money will be transferred back into the member’s HSA account.

With this information, your members will quickly associate these extended services as direct credit union services – not a separate vendor or broker with whom they would normally be required to connect with separately for an initial review of these accounts.

If you would like additional information, or have questions regarding this integration, please contact the DHD team by clicking here.


Check Out the Developer’s Help Desk Video Series: Why Did CU*Answers Organize the DHD?

The Developer’s Help Desk is pleased to debut a new series of videos where we answer common questions and discuss tips relating to the DHD platform.  In our first video, Scott Page and Brian Maurer explore how the Developer’s Help Desk came to be and discuss some of the benefits that DHD provides our credit unions.

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CU*Answers releases DHD 2nd quarter project activity

CU*Answers announced its Developer’s Help Desk (DHD) volumes are growing as the number of custom project requests submitted, Online Store orders and completed projects continue to expand.

During its second fiscal quarter of 2021, 53 custom projects were fully completed, which included nearly 3,100 programming hours. Additionally, 96 custom project requests were submitted, which resulted in 70 custom bids being provided to 64 clients utilizing its CU*BASE processing system. The project requests volume represented an increase of 12% from the previous year.

Scott Page, DHD business manager, said the DHD is inherently designed to provide a DIY opportunity for how clients coordinate software development projects with CU*Answers. Clients are actively encouraged to facilitate the design, building and managing of custom projects, while contracting with CU*Answers for only those professional services as required.

To learn more about the Developer’s Help Desk, visit them at their website.


CU*Answers develops new third party vendor integrations

CU*Answers recently announced that its Developer’s Help Desk (DHD) has completed nearly 100 custom projects during its first fiscal quarter of 2021. As usual, these included many 3rd party vendor integrations. Two of these vendor integrations included:

  • LoanPay Xpress (via Magic Wrighter) – provides borrowers with a quick and easy method for making their loan payments from any outside FI checking / savings account or credit/ debit card. CU*Answers has developed a daily file upload process to Magic Wrighter, including various member loan and credit card information to facilitate CU*BASE clients being able to offer this solution.
  • Visible Equity (an nCino Company) – Visible Equity provides a comprehensive, intuitive ALLL/ CECL software that allows a user to easily segment their portfolio, analyze individual loans for impairment and expected loss, run stress test scenarios and prepare comprehensive reports. CU*Answers has developed a monthly data upload process to Visible Equity that includes various member information to facilitate CU*BASE clients wishing to offer this solution.

Scott Page, DHD Business Manager, said the DHD team is constantly adding new third-party vendor integrations to its CU*BASE services suite. Clients may place orders for these integrations via the DHD Online Store, which features over 300 software products and services. To learn more about the Developer’s Help Desk, visit them at their website.


Developer’s Help Desk e-Alert: Don’t Forget to Check Out These Projects!

The Developer’s Help Desk (DHD) team is regularly incorporating new third party vendor integrations to CU*BASE.  We’d like to remind our clients that the following integrations are available and can be ordered through our online store.

  • Sageworks (Abrigo) – provides financial analysis and risk management software to financial institutions.  CU*Answers has developed a daily data file extract to be delivered, which may include various loan, collections and deposit data.
  • Suntell – offers a risk management system for various commercial loan origination and loan management services.  CU*Answers has developed a daily data file extract to be delivered.

If you would like additional information, or have questions regarding these integrations, please contact the DHD team by clicking here.


CU*Answers releases DHD 1st quarter project activity

CU*Answers announced its Developer’s Help Desk (DHD) volumes are expanding as the number of custom projects being completed and project requests submitted continues to grow.

During its first fiscal quarter of 2021, 64 custom projects were fully completed, which included nearly 3,900 programming hours. Additionally, 112 custom project requests were submitted, which resulted in 96 custom bids being provided to 66 clients utilizing its CU*BASE processing system. The project requests volume represented an increase of 23% from the previous period.

Scott Page, DHD business manager, said the DHD is inherently designed to provide a DIY opportunity for how clients coordinate software development projects with CU*Answers. Clients are encouraged to facilitate the process to design, build, and manage custom projects, and only contract with CU*Answers for professional project related services as desired.

To learn more about the Developer’s Help Desk, visit them at their website.


Developer’s Help Desk e-Alert: Check Out Our Recent Project Updates!

The Developer’s Help Desk (DHD) team is regularly incorporating new third party vendor integrations to CU*BASE.  To help keep our clients updated, we are delivering this e-alert to announce previous vendor integrations, which can be ordered through our online store.

  • Visible Equity (an nCino Company) – Visible Equity provides comprehensive, intuitive ALLL/CECL software that allows a user to easily segment their portfolio, analyze individual loans for impairment and expected loss, collectively review loans using CECL-compliant loss rate methods, incorporate qualitative and environmental factors and reasonable and supportable forecasts, run stress test scenarios, and instantly produce a comprehensive suite of reports and disclosures.  CU*Answers has developed a monthly data upload process to Visible Equity that includes various member information to facilitate CU*BASE clients’ ability to utilize this solution.

If you would like additional information, or have questions regarding this integration, please contact the DHD team by clicking here.